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consumption and noted not only president obama's position on climate change, but also on s woman's right to choose and marriage equality as evidence of a vision different from that of mitt romney. the news came as the president returned to the campaign trail, stopping first in green by, wisconn. he revived his own slogan of 2008 to question mitt romney's ideas. >> governor romney has been using a his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same poalcies that failed ourha country so badly, the very same policies we've been cleaning up after for the past four years. and he is offering them up change. ( laughter ) he's... he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. ( cheers and applause ) and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> woodruff: polls currently give the president a slight edge in wisconsin. but nationally, they are mostly dead even. romney spent his day in virginrga tied state, telling a crowd in roanoke, that the president is clueless when it comes to business.a >> and so we came up with an idea la
area. reproductive rights activists. look, women have been for obama, he's enjoyed this gender gap for a long time. and in the last couple of weeks, romney has managed to shave that down, very concerning to the grou and ve rights they've really been working this vote all over the crontry and the fact is that they tracked what they say is about 5 million women who they call obama defectors who may go to the other side, go to mitt romney and that could be a key margin in some of these swing states. >> he's got ads out there that suggest he's not going to be activist on that issue. you're right about the issue of obama care for a lot of women. birth fontrol is an economic s issue. and that's one of the things democrats have brought out in the last couple of weeks. have to ask n, we you on issues question, with ala of the money being spent for all of these seats, is there any issue you a just said it was mostly about money, i guess. >> i think it's a reflection of the national campaigns. i think we're having a national discussion about health care, we're having a national dits cushion
sides. i think on the one side president obama can certainly point to the fact that the economy did better in the third quarter than it did in the second quarter. and that we're sort of on the right trajectory or on the ri yht pathwaye towards recovery. things are getting a little bit better. at the sa times there's no question that governor romney could say well look, we might be headed t in the right direction, t the truth is, is that economic growth is extraordinarily anemic when compared to other postwar recoveries. and not the kind of-- not the kind of numbers or economic growth that we need to ally, really make progress or to put a dent in the high unemployment rate and get some people back to work. >> brown: hugh johnson, thanks a lot. >> you're welcome. >> woodruff: still to come on the newshour: the stakes for microsoft as computing gets more mobile; battleground: ohio; shields and bro s; and novelist louise erdrich. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan.s; >> sreenivasan: hurricane sandy tracked toward the east coast of the u.s. today afteleaving a
handling of it right now for w president obama and fr mitt romney and in general from some of the other politicians we've seen on tv and oth o places. i think this is one of the few situations, unfortunately, where basic human decency and good olitics dos tail. the best thing you can do as a political candidate right now is to appear to care more about what's going on on the ground with people who are suffering than you do about your own t election. ideally that's motivated by a real feeling there rather than simply showing it but certainly politicians have learnd lessons from past generations w have seemed insensitive. >> ifill: it's fair to say a lot of thought goes into how to walk that tight rope, how to turn a campaign event into a relief event or how to take an extra day off thetrail. absolutely an a trying toy gauge just what will make you look sensitive without making you look political in looking sensitive. i mean there's a lot of stage craft that goes into politics. that is what campaign professionanand even politicians are paid to do all the time:vigure out just whatre it is
the l center. i think of it as obama negotiating with himself with an intransigent right which used its power to hold the country hostage, rather than finding common ground.co >> so, let's talk about what you did and didn't learn. you've watch the four debates now.ou o you have any idea of how ha governor romney would manage to cut income tarates by 20% e without increasing the deficit? or which tax deductions he wld eliminate? or specifically, how he's going to create the 12 million jobs he's promised? or whae?barack obama's going to do in his second term? do you have any sense of that? >> well, in the case of the 12 million jobs, as we know, you don't have to do anything and b you'll get 12 million jobs. any number of economists and moody's analytics have predicted that simply by keeping present policies iplace, 12 million jobs will be created over that period. so it's not much of a boast. as for the tax policy, my guess is that he doesn't know and he s is just saying things. he has said he wants to cut taxes -- rates by 2s.%. and i believe he does and would. but when you ask him why
picture. the reality is the economic o indicators right now are mixed. and you have a new obama ad on the air that's trying tfeature thfe ones that are positive in order to increase the likelihoot that you think about those as not the hether country is better off now than it would've been, had obama not been president. we were in a deep recession. and president obama's having the difficulty of having to make the argument that, "things are better than they would have been, had i not done what i have done." but ty're still not what they ought to be. and that's a tough case for the incumbent. and governor romney's exploitiut it every inch of the way. >> my favorite whopper was when paul ryan said that the reason that they don't want to say how they will change the loopholes is because they'll be attacked. people will say mean things about them. and that democrats and republicans won't be able to work together. "joe biden is partisan but i, paul ryan, know what real bipartisanship is all about." this from the most ruthless, relentless, disciplined right wing unified front that i believ
right now where barack obama will probably get over 70% of latino vote. >> woodruff: so a net negative for the republicans? >> oh, yeah, increasingly. and i agree with the polital analysis. i do think there is a pretty bipartisan from democrats who desire to close the border, toalecure the border. or they will-- before they will trust washington to do anything on the immigration reform. but as far as the political prognosis, you can talk to karl rove, ken mel nunn, who ran the republican party, they can look at the demographics t is simple and obvious that it has just been shrink.ec within a k.w years you have swing state, maybe not even swing state, new mexico, nevada, texas starts becoming a swing ste.te >> a blue state. >> the trends are so damn obvious, but they walk the other way. >> woodruff: so the campaign, the rest of the campaign, mark, jobs numbers out today. it in andoe this whereit does this stand. >> don't pop the champagne. we're a long way from five percent but i mean the jobs numbers were better than expected which is always good. and they were increased from both augu
: well, timing is everything in life, right? i mean, certainly the obama administration would have wanted to see these relatively strong job numbers three months ago because the standard sort of political wisdom is that you needabout six months ab job improvement for people to actually feel better and for t incumbent to benefit. ws is coming a little late for the president. it's ironic, whoever wins is going to inherit an improvingth job market. >> tom: of course it comes plenty of early voting already under way across the united states. in washington, d.c. tonight, it's our bureau. chief, darren gersh. >> reporter: thanks, tom. >> tom: still ahead, the new york city marathon is cancelled. what it means for advertisers of this world class event. that encouraging employment report didn't do much for stocks on wall street. stocks oped higher, but sellers took over.d the dow closed down 139 points, the nasdaq lost almost 38 points, the s&p closed off 13. for the week, the dow fell 0.1%. the nasdaq was down 0.2%. the s&p gained 0.2% this week. we'll talk more about the marts a little later in
from fossil fuel interests that'sne reon heon even opposes a clean energy tax credit for wind. obama, i think, is just misreading the polls entirely. the latest pollingt shows that - i think ken is right. when global warming becomes local that the public comes concerned about it. that's why the polls in the last two years have shown the public increasingly concerned and this is particularly true of independent voters also. they are i very concernry about their local pollution but also the extreme weather that they've been seeing. who could miss $14 billion extreme weather disasters in this country last year and over $7 this year. everyone sees the weather is going crazy and it's affecting them. it's not going to be affecting distant people in a distant land a distant time from now. it's happening here and now. >> suarez: joseph romm, kenneth green, gentlemen, thank you both. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> suarez: we've rounded up all of our reporting on these issues on our "coping with climate change" pagen our web site. take a look.n >> ifill: and we turn to the final days of the presi
reorganized fema under the obama administration. >> i'd like to point out fethat mayor bloomberg didn't say it was only on the issue of climate change. he mentioned reproductive rights and pro choice and i think there was another issue.s this was a reason -- he pointed out that governor romney had taken reasonable positions in the past, which he -d apparently abandoned. >> this is an excellent point. it was also, you know, a rejection of romney. >> who cares? >> who cares about the mayor of new york? he's a big deal in new york, nationally, chris christie is better known. august -- all bloomberg is known for is the >> okay. where's mitt? >> at a subsequent interview, the governor took a question from fox reporter steve doocy. >> is there any possibility that governor romney may go to new jersey to tour some of the damage with you? >> i have ea, nor am i the least bit concerned or interested. >> what do you make of that? >> that's a backhand to mitt romney. that was, and it's very tough, quite frankly, it's gratuitous, and that will damage chris christie if he runs for president. and he's b
harvard law review, obama's bridge building had won over many of the publication's conservative members. >> the people on the right really liked barack. even if at the end of the day he disagreed, they thought that he treated them with respect and they thought that many of the liberal and left students did not. >> i've worked at the supreme court, i've worked at the whitee house, i've been in washington now for almost 20 years, and the bitterest politics i've ever seen in terms of it gettintt personal and nasty was on the harvard law review. >> narrator: brad berensonas a member of the conservative federalist society. one day, he and his associates would help run the bush administration. >> the conservatives on the harvard law school campus at that time were severely ouumbered.d. >> narrator: inside the toxic environment of the law review, obama's affinity for the politically conservative students surprised his black associates. >> i don't know why at the time he was able to communicate so well with them, even spend social time with tm, which wasm, not something i would ever have done.
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